''A glorious love story'' ? Sarah Winman, author of Still Life
Longlisted for the Dublin Literary Award
A stunning story about the impossible lengths we go to for the ones we love, with a breathtaking twist, from the bestselling author of Burial Rites, Hannah Kent.
Hanne and Thea?s friendship is a miracle. Before, Hanne always felt apart from the local girls, but with Thea it all came easy. Suddenly she could imagine a future for herself, a happy one, by Thea?s side.
But when their tight-knit community embarks on a long and brutal journey to Australia, in search of new freedoms on old land, Hanne and Thea?s bond must find a way to survive the most impossible devastation.
Will their love prove too strong for even Nature to break?
''Extraordinarily daring . . . a remarkable novel, an almost visionary celebration of the death-defying power of the women?s love'' - Sunday Times, Historical Fiction Book of the Month
''Exquisite . . . it''s taken root in my heart'' ? Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Mercies
''So beautiful and so raw . . . Devotion is impossibly good'' ? Evie Wyld, author of The Bass Rock